Located in the middle of the valley, Hacienda Valle Sagrado is found in a great spot to explore the valley by foot, bike, or horseback. While you’re here, be sure to take the 30 minute drive across the Urumbaba River to Las Salineras de Maras – the Salt Pans of Maras. Hike through the area to look at the depressions in the side of the hill, constructed by the Inca to continually gathering water from a salty spring. Once it evaporates, the salt remains behind for farmers to gather.
“Hacienda” means estate in Spanish, and the hotel has the spread-out design of a typical country estate. Stone paths lead to the different areas of the hotel, surrounded on either side by landscaping designed to show off the valley’s flora to its best advantage. On the grounds, guests can dine at the hotel’s upscale restaurant, Taypicamaña. The cuisine focuses on regional ingredients, highlighting the abundant plant life that made the valley so special to the Inca. In the restaurant bar, you’ll have a large menu of specialty liquors to choose from.
At the Hacienda del Valle, rooms come with large windows that let in plenty of natural lighting from the sunny valley. Warm colors on the walls and the curtains create a cozy cocoon in the mountains, perfect to help travelers quickly recover from their jet lag. Hardwood floors and dark wood furniture gives the space a sturdy feel, befitting its remote location.
Each room has its own bathroom with a bathtub, and there's heating to keep the rooms comfortable year-round. In your room, you’ll have a cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a telephone. Whenever you’re ready to venture out for the day, leave behind your passport and other important valuables in the safety deposit box.